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Session 10 Session 10 6-8 Part A Part B Part C Homework
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Session 10 Materials:

Measurement Session 10: Classroom Case Studies

In the previous sessions, we explored many different topics related to measurement. You put yourself in the position of a mathematics learner, both to analyze your individual approach to solving problems and to get some insights into your own understanding of measurement topics. It may have been difficult to separate your thinking as a mathematics learner from your thinking as a mathematics teacher. Not surprisingly, this is often the case! In this session, however, we will shift the focus to your own classroom and to the approaches your students might take with mathematical tasks involving measurement. Note 1

For the list of materials that are required and/or optional in this session, see Note 2.

In This Session:

Part A:

The Concept of Area

Part B:

Reasoning About Measurement

Part C:

Problems That Illustrate Measurement Reasoning



Learning Objectives

In this session, you will do the following:


Explore the development of the concept of area in the middle school grades


Examine students' understanding of surface area and volume relationships


Investigate instructional tasks on surface area and volume that are developmentally appropriate for middle school students


Explore how you might teach related measurement topics

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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.


Previously Introduced:



surface area

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